The former Porcupine Warriors coach is expected to join Berekum-Based club.
Berekum Chelsea hope to finalise their move for Maxwell Konadu after their game against Premier league giant Accra Hearts of oak on Sunday.
Chelsea has been locked in talks with the 48-year-old throughout the week and is now on the verge of naming the former coach of Asante Kotoko as the replacement for Hesse Odamtey, who was sacked a few weeks ago.
Maxwell is expected to sign a contract taking him through to 2022 following detailed discussions with the Chelsea hierarchy, including club President Obed Nana Nketiah.
Following his playing career, Konadu became a coach. first interning at Ghana’s Feyenoord Academy before taking on the assistant coach position of Red Bull Academy’s U-17 team in Sogakope
After participating in the 31st and 32nd International DFB (German Football Association) coaching courses in Hennef, Germany, he received the International DFB Coaching Certificates “B” and “A” in 2008 and 2009 respectively. By then, he had moved to Ghana Premier League club All-stars FC, leading them during the 2009–10 and 2010–11 seasons
In July 2011, Konadu was appointed as assistant coach of Asante Kotoko, the club where he first gained fame as a prolific goal scorer. He however signed on as head coach following his return from the All-Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique, following the sacking of Serbian coach Bogdan Korak. On 3 May 2012, Konadu was appointed as the assistant coach of the Ghana National football team by the GFA(Ghana Football Association), succeeding James Kwesi Appiah. On 5 June 2012, Konadu resigned as manager of Glo Premier League club Asante Kotoko after guiding the club to their 22nd league title and securing qualification to the 2013 CAF champion League. Konadu was succeeded as manager of Asante Kotoko by, Mas-ud Didi Dramani. On 10 July 2012, Konadu was appointed as the manager of the Ghana national U-20 football, succeeding Orlando Wellington and in January 2013, Konadu was appointed as the manager of the Ghana national under-23 football team.
He was appointed caretaker manager of the men’s senior national team, for the second time, in March 2017.
Maxwell Konadu was appointed for a second stint in 2019 following the sacking of Norwegian Kjetil Zachariassen.
However, after poor results, he was sacked by Kotoko.